I know, I know. This blog is part of my Author Platform and is therefore required to be of a certain tone. I find some of the blogs I read that are set up for this purpose to lack personality. No offense to anyone – or any blog – because I feel sure I’m breaking The Social Media Rules by even mentioning such heresy.
Our heroine has tried, dear Reader, to stay within the rigid lines set by the Social Media Gods. How has she done? Only you can really say. (And she hopes you will, right down there in the comments area.) But darnit, this blog is hers, all hers, and she’s going to occasionally post something personal.
I have hardly written a thing recently. Other priorities have usurped my time and attention. That’s a nice, sanitized way of saying that my health has been worse than usual. It gets worse, I rest and think I’ll be able to write later in the day and suddenly it’s the next day. Rinse. Repeat.
It’s a vicious cycle, one I am usually able to avoid with discipline, meditation and – no kidding – Twitter. The writing communities on Twitter and the people I follow buoy my spirit and inflate my sense of self as a writer when they are in need. I recommend the hashtags #amwriting and #writegoal highly.
This last week, a new challenge appeared. I’ve had acute vertigo, which I’ve dubbed Brainspin. Even when sitting, I have been in the midst of a bobbling cyclone. Days have been spent seeking medical attention, usurping more of my time. Heavy meds later, I can stay seated safely. When still, I experience just the bobbling. Huzzah!
I’ve taken the opportunity to read over my WIP to date, doing a very light edit. I followed much of my own advice from a previous blog entry. I’ve gotten back in the bobbling saddle, coaxed my muse with creme brulée roast coffee and am at the precipice of New Word Order. I’m so excited to be here that I felt compelled to share it with you, dear Reader.
Challenges are aplenty in our world. We each have our own set and those of us who are compelled to write are also compelled to conquer these challenges. Care to share yours? What’s your secret for getting past them?